Found December 15, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
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Coming into the 2011-12 season, the Chicago Blackhawks seemed like they finally had a guy they could count on in net. They inked Corey Crawford to a three-year extension over the off-season, and the only question was whether Ray Emery or Alexander Salak would back up the talented youngster. As has happened in previous years with Cristobal Huet, Nikolai Khabibulin, Antti Niemi, and Marty Turco, however, the Hawks’ crease was not as solidified as previously thought. Even though he was a shining beacon in an otherwise dismal Hawks campaign last year, Crawford hasn’t had the easiest time adapting this year to a team that has become increasingly reliant on a potent scoring attack as opposed to a balanced defensive effort. The Hawks are still among the league’s better teams in shots allowed, but the quality of scoring chances has gone up quite a bit as the season has worn on, and Crawford just couldn’t seem to find his rhythm. His goals against average stands at an even three goals per g...
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